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Lean Branding and Marketing for Startups

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St James Mill, 2nd Floor

NR3 1TN · Norwich

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NO PARKING ON SITE - use public car park St Saviours, which is under the Magdalen Street flyover and can be accessed by car from Fishergate or Magdalen Street. Alternatively, St Helen’s Wharf car park on Bishopgate (opposite the Adam and Eve pub)

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This month we are talking Branding and Marketing for your Startup!

2 talks from 2 speakers, followed by Q&A.

Meet at 6pm for Pizza and Beer (provided by Leathes Prior (, Purple Tuesday ( & FXHOME (

Talks start at 6.30pm, and we finish about 8'ish.

> Lean brand strategy

Erika Mizun, co-founder & brand therapist, @teadotagency ( (

Brand is the most powerful tool a business can have. Startups, however, cannot approach branding the same way as big corporations. And lack of resources is only half the story. More often than not, it’s strategic thinking that holds them back from building a brand alongside their business.

One of tea’s aims is to make brand strategy accessible for entrepreneurs combining the lean methodology and established brand building tools.

We will be sharing some tips, tricks and challenges to look out for when thinking about building, implementing and nurturing the brand of a startup.

About Erika

Co-founder of tea agency with an MSc in Brand Leadership (UEA) and a BA Hons in Psychology (CUNY), New York. Erika is a culture nomad who has a knack for connecting with people and organisations alike to ensure their continuous growth.

Tea is a startup offering brand strategy to both local and international entrepreneurs, SMEs and NGOs. It’s rounded with the technical/design problem solving skills of Tu Nguyen (Vietnam), and tactical insights of Alina Veselaya (Russia), both MSc Brand Leaders with previous work experience at big brand agencies in London.

Together, they set up tea to not only democratise brand strategy but make it a sustainable tool driving long term business goals from the start.

> Marketing for Startups

Sean Clark (, founder of digital marketing agency Clark St. James (

You’ve little budget, lots of ambition, and your startup is going to revolutionise your sector!

So how do you become the next Facebook and avoid being just another great idea in the digital graveyard?

With an “always be marketing” approach you can give your startup greater odds of success.

We’ll share some ideas, tips and hopefully provoke some inspiration. With marketing methods that won’t impact too heavily on your already limited resource and funds.

About Sean
@SeanClark (

Working in online marketing since 1999 Sean and his team help startups & businesses new to the web get the most out of Social Media Advertising, Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click to drive sales & leads.

Sean is highly active in the local tech community and business space helping co-organise SyncNorwich ( and Sync the City ( Running the Norfolk Tech Journal (, on the board of Whitespace (, Visit East Anglia (, a council member of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce ( as well as mentoring for the UEA (

You can also listen to Sean on the Click and Convert podcast ( or read his regularly updated blog (

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